Jersey Movie Review

  Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath, Ajay Jadeja, Mohammad Azharuddin, Sanjay Manjrekar … Shantanu Sugwekar, Amol Muzumdar, Vanka Pratap, Jitendar Singh, Sanjay Raul … The first set of names are of the people in the 1996 World Cup squad for India. The second set of names are of the people who played well in…

KGF Movie Review

Name a blockbuster and more often than not you will find revenge or good vanquishing evil as the central theme. KGF doesn't attempt to take a different route. How it goes about doing it is the moot point. Prashanth Neel, the director of the movie, excelled with action set pieces in his first movie Ugram.…

The Unknown Kimi Raikkonen

The book written by Kari Hotakainen starts at the Malaysian Grand Prix and ends at Kimi’s home. This is an indicator that the author was given unfettered access into Kimi’s life. Anybody who follows Kimi knows that he is taciturn and likes keeping to himself. You have to wonder what made him open up about…

Ben Foakes and playing spin

It took Ben Foakes 44 balls to do what Rory Burns took 3 balls - score the first boundary in their debut Test. Coming in at 103/5, Foakes set about undoing the damage started by Burns chasing a ball down the leg stump line. He was good while facing spinners - he looked assured of…

Goodachari movie review

I have always been fascinated with the line coined by Aristotle, ‘The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.’ While it seems pretty simple, it is tough to see it being executed. When we put it to work where teams are involved, this is nigh impossible.  In a team structure, one needs to…